South Africa’s new National Planning Commission, tasked with guiding government decisions on the country's future growth, boasts leading experts from a range of diverse sectors, putting it in a better position to change the way government works.
• Zuma restructures SA cabinet
How did Alicia Polak, a Wall Street investment banker at the crest of a buoyant economy several years ago, end up in Khayelitsha, the vast and impoverished township outside Cape Town, trying to kick-start a self-help baking initiative?
• Turning the jobless into jewellers
A copy of the historic Freedom Charter was due to be auctioned in London on 24 March, but the Liliesleaf Trust, supported by a group of South African businessmen, bought the document just hours before it was due to go under the hammer.
• South Africa's Constitution